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The America that we know is a land found on a quest for a new life and profit This land was created by a variety of settlers all out for very common goals One major goal in the minds of the new settler was profit America is a nation founded on profit Much of the money from this new land stems primarily form crops One predicament the settlers faced in terms of crops and plantations was lack of labor to keep these thriving ventures running The key to this problem for many proprietors was slaves With slaves existing crops could be maintained and a vast amount of varying new crops could be plantedSlavery has been practiced in the Americans as soon as colonization began in the New World Contrary to popular belief the first slaves of the New World were not Africans in fact Africans were not imported to this region for years to come Industrious tenants to the land looked for riches through tobacco plants maize beans and squash crops The land for growing such crops offered great opportunity for settlers The Jamestown settlers first began to enslave Indians to labor in the fields The Indians of Virginia were not accustomed to the hard labor that they were to face as farmers to such crops The men were used to passive hunting during a small portion of the day The woman of the Indian tribes job was to tend to a small field of a variety of vegetables to be used as food The intense labor harmed the health of the Native Americans Native Americans also began to die of from non-labor based diseases from the Europeans To over come the problems with the Indians the Jamestown settlers resorted to African slaves The first African slaves were brought to America by a Dutch trades man who exchanged slaves for fleets of food in 1619 The Africans were not called slaves at first The
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